The First 10 General Elections of Pakistan – A Story of Pakistan’s Transition from Democracy Above Rule of Law to Democracy Under Rule of Law: 1970-2013 has been co-authored for PILDAT by Dr. Hasan-Askari Rizvi and Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gilani, renowned political scientists of Pakistan.
th The paper traces the electoral history of 9 General Elections of Pakistan culminating to Pakistan’s upcoming 10 National Election in May 2013: The first under rule of law. Prospects of upcoming 10th General Election are also analysed in the paper. Acknowledgments
PILDAT gratefully acknowledges the analysis and cooperation of the two authors and friends of PILDAT, Dr. Hasan-Askari Rizvi and Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gilani for putting this analysis together to provide a perspective on the upcoming General Election. This paper is published by PILDAT under the project Supporting Monitoring of Democracy, Electoral Reforms and Development of Youth in Pakistan which is supported by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Government of Denmark. We wish to thank for their support.
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